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A Niche of Exploration

Music by
Hope Wechkin -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... idiosyncratic, evocative and deeply committed ...'

Hope Wechkin: Leaning Toward the Fiddler - music for voice and violin. © 2013 Ravello Records LLC

The field of single-performer voice and violin works is a niche of exploration especially in the hands and voice of Hope Wechkin.

Wechkin specializes in frequently changing shapes and color with folk styles from Bosnia to Croatia to New York City's Lower East Side. The violin is more constrained by the voice than vice versa, relying on complex musical tones of distinctive quality, each having a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental.

Hope Wechkin began studying Suzuki violin as a four-year-old and later graduated from Yale where she conducted the Yale Slavic Chorus...

Copyright © 21 August 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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HOPE WECHKIN - LEANING TOWARD THE FIDDLER

NAVONA RECORDS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VOCAL MUSIC

VIOLIN MUSIC

NEW YORK

CROATIA

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